Unknown gunmen believed to be hired assassins on Sunday, trailed and shot dead the younger brother of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Andy Yakubu along Kachia-Kaduna express road.
The GMD's young brother, Yohanna Yakubu had gone to his village in Zango Kataf local government area of Kaduna State over the weekend to visit family members.
A family member who confirmed the incident told LEADERSHIP that late Yohanna was shot dead by the assassins in the presence of his wife, his Sister in-law, and a little baby who had followed him to the village.
A security source told LEADERSHIP that the gunmen in conjunction with their collaborators trailed the GMD's younger brother from Kaduna to his village to attend a funeral.
He said, "The deceased was travelling with his wife, his in-law and little girl before they were ambushed in the middle of the road around Kachia local government area, the gunmen shot him dead, and left his wife and little baby unhurt."
Confirming the incident, spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Aminu Lawan, said the command has since embarked on investigation that will lead to their arrest.
It was gathered that the NNPC boss has arrived Kaduna following the incident